Around Town

Event: Weekdays through July 28. The Cordova Family Resource Center has a lunch and art program from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. for pre-k to 1st grade and 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. for 2nd grade and up. Call 907-424-5674 for more info.

Event: July 21, 6 p.m. Cordova Trails Committee regular meeting at The Cordova Center City Council Chambers. The public is welcome to attend.

Event: July 22, 7 p.m. A Manta Ray film by Rick Rosenthal will be shown at the Cordova Center.

Event: August 4. Exhibit scheduled to open at the Copper River Gallery in the Cordova Center. The exhibit will show a selection of works from those artists & writers who have contributed to the quarterly literary and arts publication “The Catch” throughout its course. They may elect to submit pieces that have been published in previous issues of “The Catch,” or any other pieces that they’d like to share. The event is a celebration of the arts in our community, and an opportunity to extend gratitude to our publication’s contributing artists. There will be live poetry and light snacks at the gallery opening. Submissions for this exhibit are due July 29 at 5 p.m.

Event: Sept. 8, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Opening reception for “Amazing Mushrooms” exhibit at the Copper River Gallery. Deadline to submit any mushroom or fungus art is Sept. 2 at 5 p.m. All ages and media types allowed.


  1. The Salvation Army is looking for Bell Ringers! Please contact Darrel Olsen at 907-253-5756 with interest or questions. All funds collected support the local community.
  2. Mini Movers: A parent/caregiver-led casual play session designed for preschoolers to explore their physical capabilities at their own pace in a fun, safe environment. Tuesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. Cost is $2.50 per child.
  3. TaiChi exercise is held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at the St. Joseph’s Parish hall.
  4. Community bike rides, starting at Cordova Gear. Monday evenings at 5:30 p.m. Call 907-424-5590 for more information or to rent a bike.
  5. After School Art Fridays 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. in the education room of the Cordova Center. Ages 8+. Call #6667, stop by the library or email [email protected] for more information.
  6. COVID-19 testing is by appointment now. Call Ilanka at 907-424-3622 or Cordova Community Medical Center at 907-424-8200 to pre-register.
  7. Current Rhythms is hosting multiple ongoing yoga classes. “Rise & Shine” on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7 p.m. –  7:30 p.m. “Sculpt with Mandy” on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. “Stretch and Tone” on Wednesdays from noon to 12:45 p.m. “Yoga Sanctuary” on Saturdays from 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. Call 907-424-3632 for more information.
  8. The Salvation Army is hosting rummage sales at 514 First St. Food distribution on the third Monday of each month. If you need food assistance or are interested in volunteering, please contact Katherine Mead at 907-429-7177. Non-perishable food donations can be dropped in the donation box at AC Value Center.
  9. Sugt’stun for Beginners Class. Learn Sugt’stun (Alutiiq) with Shyla from 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. every Tuesday via Zoom. Email [email protected] for more info.
  10. Cordova Archery Club. Every Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the 13-mile shooting range. Learn more by visiting or by contacting [email protected].
  11. Monthly Poetry Showcase (for an adult audience). The last Friday of each month at 6 p.m. (for now, via ZOOM); A relaxed and intimate group designed for sharing original works of poetry.  A theme is announced each month for inspiration.  For login and other information please contact Jillian Gold: <[email protected]>.
  12.  Regular City Council meetings at  7 p.m. on the first and third Wednesday of each month. Visit for more info. Watch council meetings on YouTube at
  13. There are GOSPEL MUSIC JAMS for the hospital residents on Fridays 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. for vaccinated and masked singers and musicians. Come join in on the fun! Call me for more info at 907-388-3347.
  14. Alcoholics anonymous. Call 907-244-9406 or 907-347-2286 for more info. Meeting Wednesday and Friday at 7 p.m. downstairs at the Nazarene Church Education Building.
  15. Knit & Lit Book Club. Join others for book discussions, knitting and other handicrafts via Zoom at 6 p.m. on the last Wednesday of each month. For more information, contact Anna Hernandez at [email protected].
  16. Weight Watchers is on Mondays at the Nazarene Church Education Building at 7 p.m.
  17. The Netloft has a virtual handcrafting gathering at Wednesday at noon. Use the link, Meeting ID 342 228 580, and sign in on Zoom to join from your computer or phone.  For questions call Amy at 907-988-8000.
  18. Moms, Pops & Tots Storytime. Native Village of Eyak hosts story time each week at 4 p.m. on Thursdays via Zoom. Register in advance to receive the Zoom invite where you and your child can listen to a story and then share your favorite story with the group. Contact Jessica at [email protected] or call 907-424-7738 for more info.
  19. Simply Yoga, Yoga Simply. Classes are on Saturdays, from 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Ages 13+, drop-in only. Located at Bidarki Recreation Center.
  20. The Lunch Break: 30 minute Core & Calisthenics. Classes are on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 12:15 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. Ages 13+, drop-in only. Located at Bidarki Recreation Center.
  21. The Lunch Break: Six Pack Attack. Classes are Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 12:15 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. Ages 13+, drop-in only. Located at Bidarki Recreation Center.
  22. Family Fit: Dance Cardio. Classes are on Saturdays, from 3 p.m. – 3:40 p.m. Ages 13+, drop-in only. Located at Bidarki Recreation Center.
  23. 30 Minute Circuit Boot Camp. Classes are on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 5:30 p.m. – 6 p.m. Ages 13+, drop-in only. Located at Bidarki Recreation Center.
  24. Old School Step Aerobics. Classes are on Saturdays, from 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Ages 13+, drop-in only. Located at Bidarki Recreation Center.
  25. Adult Volleyball & Basketball. From 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Entry is $6, or free for members. Located at Bidarki Recreation Center.
  26. There is a community choir practicing on Thursday nights at 7 p.m. at the Cordova Center. Ruth Fastenau is the director; Anita Smyke is on the piano. Arrive a few minutes before 7 p.m. as the door is locked then.
  27. Barbara Solomon, licensed nutritionist has free nutrition talks the 2nd Thursday of every month from noon – 1:00 p.m. at the old DMV office across from St. George’s  Episcopal Church.
  28. Tuesday Night Talks – Whales and porpoises in the PWS with Raven Cunningham. Every Tuesday from 7p.m. – 8 p.m. to hear different speakers from the community.
  29. Let’s Get Brave Together! Questions? (LGBTQ) Support Group meets the first Thursday of every month at 6 p.m. in the CCMC Rehabilitation Gym pharmacy entrance. This group is for anyone in the community who identifies as LGBTQ, or for anyone who wants to learn more about this specific community to better support their children, peers, co-workers, etc. *This is a safe space and absolutely NO discrimination or harassment will be tolerated*
  30. Dr. Paul Gloe has free health talks on weight loss and other issues at 6 pm on Wednesdays at the back side downstairs Hospital dining room.
  31. The Cordova Fire Department needs more volunteers, ambulance drivers, etc. Call 424-6117 for more info and to sign up.
  32. Pen Pal Program – Write to Cordova Hospital Residents with their Pen Pal Program. The address is Pen Pals for Residents Program, Cordova Community Medical Center, P.O. Box 160, Cordova, AK 99574.
  33. Foster Care Homes are needed in Cordova! Help keep our kids safe and in town! 907-424-2238 for more info.
  34. Come Check out the Fitness Classes at Bidarki! 8:15-8:45: Mon/Wed: Low Intensity Cardio Tues/Th: Simply Yoga, Yoga Simply Fri: Morning Mix 10-10:45: Mon/Wed/Fri Build Your Balance. 12:15-12:45p: M/W/T/TH/F The Lunch Break. Morning Mix and the Lunch Break, you pick the class! Classes are 13+, drop in only, and FREE to members! $6.75 Adults/ $4.75 Seniors/ $4 Child/Youth